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on the swan river and great on a hot day

the cafe is great the coffee is great and is a treasure go and ahve a meal you will not be... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Harold W
A slice of history

This is a very interesting house which dates back to Govenor Stirling. The house has lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Perth, Australia
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The attractive site on the banks of the Swan River, just east of the historic town of Guildford, was originally taken up by the colony’s first Governor, Captain James Stirling. By 1831, he had built a cottage there, a retreat from Government House...more
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Ford Street | Swan Valley Region, Woodbridge, Swan Valley, Western Australia 6056, Australia
+61 8 9274 2432
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

the cafe is great the coffee is great and is a treasure go and ahve a meal you will not be disappointed

Thank Harold W
Reviewed 3 February 2018

More attention to detail is needed with the artefacts actually suiting the era of the house. There is even a spelling mistake on the brochure given out to schools. I was also extremely disappointed with the attitude of the volunteers who were sorting the linen....More

1  Thank Lacey B
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

This is a very interesting house which dates back to Govenor Stirling. The house has lots of stories from being occupied by the Harper family and was a school and woman's refuge. The house is situated above the banks of the Swan River. There is...More

1  Thank Chizzel
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This place has so much charm and the scenery is so beautiful this time iof the year. Especially during the day and sunset. Beautiful 👍

Thank teresadp2015
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We were welcomed by two lovely ladies who were obviously passionate about the house and it's history. One lady gave us a very informative briefing on the history of the house and it's owners. The house itself is a real gem and well worth a...More

Thank Sussexpete
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This is a beautiful old building which was the begining of guildford grammer school, then a place for aged women, then became part of governor stirling high and now belongs to thd national trust.I wanted to show my wife as i had had classes there...More

Thank diamonds48
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Superb location on the banks of the upper Swan River this is a very well presented colonial building with a rich heritage Interior is well displayed with friendly & informative attendants

1  Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 29 May 2017

One of the main problems is that the artefacts on display do not relate to the correct time period. It could be an amazing place if it was made more interactive especially for school tours. There is a spelling mistake in the brochures and the...More

1  Thank Morgan L
nationaltrustwa, Owner at Woodbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Hello Morgan, we'd like to know more about the error in a brochure you received, and other aspects of your experience - please feel free to email trust@ntwa.com.au with details. Thank you.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Beautiful setting on the Swan River, small cafe but lovely service and tasty food. Great for smaller groups to catch up but they do cater for weddings I believe.

Thank Chelsea M
nationaltrustwa, Owner at Woodbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thanks for visiting Woodbridge - the riverside setting is indeed beautiful

Reviewed 9 May 2017

We recently attended a family wedding in the grounds of this beautiful old house. The venue is right on the river with a wonderful view. The Grounds of the House made an amazing backdrop for the Wedding photos. The wedding reception was undercover in a...More

Thank FussyNomads
nationaltrustwa, Owner at Woodbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

So pleased Woobridge could be part of such a special occasion, and you enjoyed the house & grounds.

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